We are leaving London on 16 March and flying out of Gatwick. I was thinking we could get the Gatwick Express train, however, have been advised that the Gatwick Express will not be operating on 16 March! So I was just wondering is the Gatwick Express and National Rail the same? I have just done the journey planner for 16 March on National Rail and it says that it will take 1 hr 10 mins from Lancaster Gate to Gatwick. I really want to avoid using a taxi/hire car transfer if the trains are running - as the cost is ridiculous. I can see that National Rail is 18.90 pounds per adult, but can't find anywhere that says how much children are (as we are travelling 2 adults, 3 children)?